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Help Drive Vancouver's Truck Farm
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If you already know & love the Truck Farm Because we are still expanding our retail reach, seed sales alone are not able to cover the costs of keeping the Truck Farm on the road so we have put together an Indiegogo campaign to help cover the costs. There are lots of great perks that we created for this campaign so they are not available anywhere else. We have even put together a Truck Farm tour for any hardy individuals who would like to have a tour of various Urban Farms in Vancouver (or we could just go for a...
We just got new license plates, need we say more?
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Actually yes, I think we should say more. Much more. When I applied to get these plates a couple weeks ago, I really did not think they would be available and came up with multiple alternate plates for the application. I got my top choice. I figure there are a few possible reasons for this. There are angels looking out for me that really want to help me succeed (this would be great because it would mean the 14 hour days will finally start paying off!) I am way ahead of the curve on the GMO issue Not enough people...
Truck Farm meets the mayor of Vancouver! (well almost...)
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Some of you may already know that the Truck Farm was launched with the help of a Small Neighbourhood Green Grant from the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver. The Vancouver Foundation recently touted the Truck Farm as one of their successes. To that end we were invited to Vancouver City Hall to meet the mayor. So, thinking that maybe I can get a picture of the mayor with the Truck Farm, I get up at the crack of dawn to wash the truck and top up the oil (one of the perks of an old truck). I make...
Not your usual suspects
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We just launched a new collection. In fact, it is so new only one store has even seen it. We will, however have it for sale at the Last Chance Craft Fair at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver on December 23. Talk about just in time for Christmas. So for anyone looking for a gift for the gardener who thinks they have everything, here is your chance to show them something new. The collection has Red Malabar Climbing Spinach, Black Spanish Radishes, Striped Cavern Tomatoes, Atomic Red Carrots, Pattypan Squash and Antohi Peppers. Seriously, there is nothing like it.
Winter Wonders : Forcing Bulbs to Reveal the Beauty Within
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This is a shot taken on January 9 of the first blooms from a Paperwhite bulb started just before New Years. We have a Paperwhites collection but you can also force Amaryllis, Hyacinth, Tulips, and Daffodils. For those of you who have never forced bulbs before this is probably the easiest garden project you will ever try. Usually bulbs being sold for forcing come ready to go - often they will even start sprouting in the package! This eliminates the need for a rooting period (12-15 weeks of cold storage). Paperwhites are tender members of the daffodil (narcissus) family. To force...